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D.C. Official: City Employees Scammed $2 Million In Unemployment Benefits

The decline of society’s morality and character continues. There is no way not to know you’re stealing when you collect an unemployment check while working. And now, about $2 million is gone.

The scandal has widened since the District first revealed the fraud in early February. At the time, D.C. officials said their internal review had implicated 130 current or former employees and appeared to have cost taxpayers $800,000.

But Mallory said the upgraded database has allowed authorities to expand their investigation and detect other fraudsters.

Prosecutors have secured plea agreements with some, and sentences have varied.

In August, a judge sentenced a former employee of the District’s public school system to 45 days in jail for stealing $27,200 in benefits while employed.

 

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